Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday – July 22, 2015

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Owens vs. Love round two. Clinton could be in trouble in some key swing states. UTA officials cancel planned travel to Japan after the press starts asking questions.

The clock:

  •  20 days to the Utah municipal primary elections – (8/11/2015)
  • 104 days to the 2015 election – (11/3/2015)
  • 180 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – (1/18/2016)
  • 187 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
  • 188 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (1/26/2016)
  • 232 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
  • 342 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 475 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)

Wednesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. It's on like Donkey Kong! Doug Owens wants another shot at Mia Love in 2016 [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News, Fox 13, ABC 4].
  2. A new poll shows Hillary Clinton could be in trouble in the swing states of Virginia, Iowa and Colorado. The Quinnipiac survey shows she would tie or lose to Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio [Washington Post, Quinnipiac Press Release].
  3. Donald Trump plans to tour the Texas/Mexico border later this week [Texas Tribune].
  4. Trump doxxes Lindsey Graham by reading his cell phone number aloud during a rally in South Carolina [New York Times].
  5. Utah Transit Authority officials abruptly cancel a trip to Japan after a newspaper started looking into the issue. They previously had approved the travel without much public notice [Tribune].
  6. Rep. Patrice Arent wants to close a loophole in Utah campaign finance law which allows candidates for county office spend campaign cash for some non-campaign uses [Utah Policy, Tribune].
  7. Donations to the Utah Food Bank have dropped by half this summer [Tribune].
  8. A new national report shows the well-being of Utah children is on the rise [Utah Policy, Associated Press].
  9. Salt Lake City is launching a project to harvest electricity from water pipes [KSL].
  10. Astonishing! A Canadian man who was struck by lightning last year has won the lottery [Washington Post].

On this day in history:

  • 1937 – The Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.
  • 1934 – Bank robber John Dillinger died in a hail of bullets from federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.
  • 1991 – Police in Milwaukee arrested serial killer Jeffery Dahmer, who later confessed to murdering 17 men and boys.
  • 2003 – Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusai were killed by U.S. forces in a 6-hour firefight at a house in Mosul in northern Iraq.
  • 2008 – Warren Jeffs and four other members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints were indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of sexual assault.